Mullusouthe Pachappa/ Cucumber sweet pancake / Cucumber sweet dosa

Happy Ganesha chaturthi dear reader!

Pachappa, is a unique & instant sweet dosa made with rice, cucumber, jaggery batter. This is a simple variation to the guliyappa or suttavu. Suttavu is cooked in a specific pan available to make paddu which takes more time to cook whereas, these dosas made in normal dosa pan/ tava. Pachappa or cucumber sweet dosa is offered to lord Ganesha as neivedhya in place of guliyappa/ suttavu if there is time limitation. This can be prepared as after school snack for kids or even can be as a delicious breakfast.

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Please find the recipe below.

Preparation time: 3-4 hours (Rice soaking time)

Cooking time: 30 - 45 minutes

Serves: 6-8 dosas


Dosa rice – 1.5 cups

Cucumber - 1 medium/ 2 cups of roughly chopped pieces

Grated coconut – ¼ cup

Jaggery – ¼ cup, adjust to taste

Salt – ½ tsp, as per taste (Original pachappa recipe does not have salt)

Ghee/ oil – to make the dosa, preferred ghee.


  • Wash and soak dosa rice for 3-4 hours.
  • You need not peel the cucumber if using tender one (core can also be used). If the cucumber is matured, then peel & discard the skin & seeds too.
  • Roughly chop the cucumber and set aside.
  • Wash once again in clean water just before grinding & drain water.
  • Take soaked rice, chopped cucumber, grated coconut, jaggery in a wet mixer jar and grind to make smooth batter.
  • Add water as needed to get the batter of consistency thinner than regular dosa batter and thicker than that of neer dosa batter.
  • Add salt to taste, mix well.
  • Heat the iron griddle/ tava on medium flame.
  • Drizzle / apply ghee on tava/ pan.
  • Spread the dosa batter on hot pan.
  • Cook covered until done.
  • Now drizzle ghee on top and flip the dosa to cook other side.
  • Remove dosa when brown spots are observed.
  • Repeat until the batter is finished.
  • This dosa can be served as it is, no need of any side dish.


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